Former MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist WÜRZEL Reportedly Useless At 61 RIP…





In line with a posting on the Fb web page of Tim Butcher, MOTÖRHEAD chief Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister’s longtime bass tech and “right-hand man,” former MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Michael “Würzel” Burston died earlier at this time (Saturday, July 9). He was 61 years previous.

Earlier than becoming a member of MOTÖRHEAD in 1984, Burston had been a corporal within the Military, serving in Germany and Eire with the first Battalion of the Gloucestershire Regiment, and had performed within the bands BASTARD and WARFARE. Becoming a member of one other comparatively unknown guitarist, Phil Campbell, they performed collectively at a MOTÖRHEAD audition, and each have been taken on.

Burston acquired the nickname Würzel whereas within the Military, being in comparison with the character Worzel Gummidge resulting from his scarecrow-style hair and bumpkin-like method. Lemmy reportedly demanded that Würzel add an umlaut to the “U” in his identify, for “heavy metallic impact.”

Würzel may be heard on the next MOTÖRHEAD albums:

* No Regret (1984)
* Orgasmatron (1986)
* Rock ‘n’ Roll (1987)
* Nö Sleep at All (1988)
* The Birthday Get together (1990)
* 1916 (1991)
* March ör Die (1992)
* Bastards (1993)
* Sacrifice (1995)

Würzel left MOTÖRHEAD in 1995.

For the previous couple of years, Burston has performed with a brand new band referred to as LEADER OF DOWN, which final month headlined the principle stage on the U.Okay. fundraising music competition “By no means Thoughts The Bullocks” in help of Midlands Air Ambulance.

Würzel joined MOTÖRHEAD on stage on November 28, 2009 on the Hammersmith Apollo to carry out the band’s traditional tune “Ace Of Spades”. Video footage of his look may be seen under.

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